Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:05
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE ST NEOTS TOWN U18        2       ST IVES TOWN     1  Second and third in the league table prior to this match the reward for the winners would be a berth at the top of the table, and after a feisty encounter it was St Neots who prevailed.   It was a game scarred by a 43rd minute injury to Tom Wakeley which resulted in a 50 minutes suspension of the match whilst an ambulance arrived to transport the unlucky youngster to the hospital.   At the point of the injury the match had boiled up into a competitive contest but after the restart the enthusiasm seemed to have dispersed and the second half saw a visiting side reduced to ten men defend well but unable to seriously challenge St Neots’ narrow advantage.   There was a quiet start with neither side seriously testing the opposition goalkeeper in the opening twenty minutes.   Then Kai Hope tested Dylan Martin at one end and Brad Brown burst through to shoot over at the other.   Leading the home attack Brad Matzk looked lively and was only denied the opening goal by a too narrow angle after he had left defenders in his wake.   Then after 29 minutes a deep cross from Jake Wood picked out the head of Marley Edwards and he gave St Neots the lead.   However, within sixty seconds the visitors had responded positively as Tom Wakely was left unmarked and he levelled the scores from close range.   Visiting keeper Kai Bradley produced the save of the match to deny Jake Wood after 34 minutes but two minutes later the home side struck what was to prove the decisive goal as St Ives defender Ewan Young was caught in possession and Brad Matzk advanced on goal to reinstate the lead.   Three minutes before half time the injury saw the temporary suspension of the game.   Upon the restart the visitors gave the impression of trying to take revenge for the injury with Faris Rhaman booked and after 51 minutes the game exploded with a fracas in the St Neots penalty area resulting in a red card for Ewan Young and bookings for Matzk (St Neots) and Karl Frans and Kai Hope (St Ives).   When peace was restored St Neots had much of the possession with their one-man advantage, but they created little although Bradley saved well from Brown and Max Smalley.   St Ives best chance of a share of the points came midway through the second half when Ben Smith broke clear but was foiled by an important save by Dylan Martin.   St Neots:  Martin, Olive, Wood, O’Hara, Howell, Byrne, Smalley, Clark, Matzk, Brown, Edwards Sub used:   Nshangalume. Cards: Byrne (Y – 42 mins), Matzk (Y – 51 mins), Edwards (Y – 83 mins) Referee:  Nicholas Easey                                                                                (John Walker)  
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 17:39
  Post 16 Football & Sport Education Programme Come along to our next Open Day & Football Trials on Thursday 20th February 2020 @10.30am - 1.00pm Study at Astrea Sixth Form, St Neots based at Longsands Academy and combine your academic studies with a full time sport / football training schedule.   10:30 AM - 1:00 PM 10.30 Registration 10.45 Academic overview & Scholarship opportunities 11.15 Training session 12.45 Q&A debrief & depart   Contact Iain Parr on \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further details or to secure your place    
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 17:27
  Are you interested in playing for St Neots Town FC? Would you like to train twice a week on a state of the art 3G in a safe environment and develop under the guidance of FA qualified coaches and play at the home of St Neots Town Football Club? We are recruiting players and coaching staff for the 2020/21 season so please register your interest and we will confirm our upcoming trial days & times in May 2020.   Interested?    Please contact Iain Parr on \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Monday, 02 December 2019 10:09
Thank you for registering your interest for the Post 16 Sports and Education Scholarship Programme. Once again we are very excited to see so many students showing an interest in one of the Sports Scholarship Opportunities we have to offer.    What’s next?   The next step of your journey will be to attend our upcoming Open Trial Day    Thursday 19th December 2019  at St Neots Town Football Club 10.30am - 1.30pm.   This is for everyone who is interested in Football, Teaching and Coaching,   Female Football, Cricket, Golf, Netball and Hockey.   This will also be an opportunity to meet teaching and coaching staff to gain a better understanding of the academic options and training opportunities on offer for September 2020.   New for September 2020 In addition to football, we are now in the position to offer young Sportsmen and Women the opportunity to continue to develop in their specialist sport.   Full time training programme is integrated within your timetable Elite Football Scholarship working in partnership with Peterborough United  and St Neots Town FC British College League Football (Male and Female) Cricket Scholarship working in partnership with Eaton Socon Cricket Club  and Cricket East. Hockey Scholarship working in partnership with St Neots Hockey Club To be confirmed with local clubs in December 2019. - Netball - Golf - Tennis    How do I register my interest? If you have not completed the Google form, please click on the google link below and populate the form so that we can get a few more details before we see you on Thursday 19th December 2019.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScU1Uzxwp704eW02bquwENy-GKjG2vwZ91pl0cswdohgG14xQ/viewform     Important dates: Thursday 19th December 2019 - Open Trail 10.30am – 1.00pm Thursday 20th February 2020  -  Open Trail 10.30am – 1.00pm Sixth Form Open Evening for September 2020 intake - Starting 9th March 2020 for 2 weeks   Easter Induction Day – Date TBC      
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 16:06
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE WEST DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18        3     WISBECH ST MARY U18       2 Now competing in the West Division of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League, St Neots appear to be in a much more competitive division, but they made a good start with a narrow 3-2 victory over visiting Wisbech St Mary who last season finished bottom of the Division.   With six of their squad surviving from last season St Neots have the basis of some experience but at times they looked frail in defence and conceded some disappointing goals. They got off to the perfect start after just six minutes when a neat pass through the visiting defence by Jacob Joseph set up Reif Clark whose pace took him clear of the final defender to net.   Eight minutes later out of almost nowhere skipper Adrian O’Hara unleashed a spectacular 30 yards effort that went in off the underside of the cross bar and that should have seen the side settle down to dictate play.   However, the visitors had other ideas and after Clarke had sent a free kick high over the bar the contest was on when an under hit back pass left goalkeeper Dylan Martin exposed and Wills Wright walked the ball into the unguarded net.   For a spell the visitors looked the better side with Pawel Kalvzny bringing a good save from Martin and the keeper then had to save bravely at the feet of Wright.    The half ended with action at the other end with visiting keeper Alex Bishop in action to save from O’Hara and Joseph. There was a sensational start to the second half with three penalty kicks in twelve minutes (one saved, one missed and one scored) that was to shape the outcome.   Reif Clarke saw the keeper push his effort for a corner and at the other end within sixty seconds, Billy Barnes blasted his effort high and wide, but sanity was restored when Adrian O’Hara calmly slotted home his effort to maker the score 3-1.    Martin produced a back breaking save to keep out a shot from Ethan Drew but with both sides utilising substitutes the game became quite evenly contested with goal attempts at a premium.   Calum Hills brought the save of the match from Bishop and substitute Bradley Matzk shot over the bar and St Neots looked to be cruising to victory but three minutes from time confusion in the home defence allowed Ajay Jolly to steal in to give the visitors late hopes of a share of the spoils.   However, St Neots held out to kick off the new season with three points.   St Neots:  Martin, Olive, Wood, Watkins, Rowland, Howell, Nshangalume, O’Hara, Clarke, Joseph, Hills Subs used:   Hamilton, Matzk and Payton.                                                                                                 Cards: Hamilton (Y – 76 mins) Referee:  Nick Easey                                                                           (John Walker)  
Sunday, 30 June 2019 14:06
We are looking to further reinforce our team of talented coaching staff for the forthcoming season for our Academy sides at Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 age groups. If this is something you would like to be involved in and you hold an FA Level One Coaching Badge, please contact Iain Parr (Academy Manager) on the email address shown below:
Friday, 14 June 2019 18:08
On Thursday June 20th, we will be holding another open training session for prospective Under 8s and Under 9s at the GESS 3G ARENA between 6pm - 8pm Can anyone who attended the open training session on Wednesday 5th June who has not received an email please contact Iain Parr by email on: \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   We have had a major IT issue with our Academy laptop which has caused us great problems and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you in advance for your co-operation.Please log on to the link below to register your interest: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu3hstrlRrvP4beHfHh4adyJMwvBv6wgSU4SZSvsK974toSA/viewform  At the same time, we are looking to strengthen our fantastic team of coaches within the Academy so if you hold an FA Level One Coaching Badge and would like to get involved, please contact Iain on the email address shown above.  
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 08:26
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE PLAY OFF (Semi-Final) ST NEOTS TOWN U18        2     AFC SUDBURY U18       4 This end of season Championship play-off really parades what is best in East Anglian area youth football.   Having seen off the Western Division champions Peterborough Sports, St Neots entertained the Southern champions AFC Sudbury  and in a feisty encounter lost in disappointing style.   Having twice comeback in the second half to cut their deficit to a single goal, St Neots suffered the loss of two players sent off in a single controversial incident that sealed their fate.   In front of a large crowd it was a match of changing fortunes and resulted in a disappointing finale to the season – but it must not be forgotten that the home side had already achieved an unprecedented league and County Cup double for the third successive season. Sudbury looked confident and controlled in the first twenty minutes stroking the ball around playing patient possession football happy to wait for an appropriate opening.   In this opening phase both sides managed one significant shot on target – Merkel Cousins seeing the home sides’ chance deflected wide and Sudbury’s Ben Hammett firing over the bar before setting up Baris Altintop to bring a full length save from Ashley Brewer.   The initial breakthrough came after 26 minutes when Oliver Gravett cut in from the right to see his narrow-angled shot deflected beyond the dive of Brewer.   St Neots won a series of free kicks, but Jacob Joseph sent his high over the bar and Jake Wood saw his effort well saved by Samuel Wright.   At the other end Brewer kept his side in the game with an excellent save to deny Isaac Skubich but after42 minutes he was beaten by a low shot from Liam Bennett after some neat play by Thomas Maycock.   After a joe Rider shot had been blocked St Neots went to the break two goals behind. They came out very positively after the break and substitute Reif Clarke freed by Joseph saw his net bound effort deflected for a corner, and a Nehemiah Goodridge header was well saved from a Clarke corner.   Their reward came after 56 minutes when another Clarke corner was volleyed in at the far post by Owen Dunnett - his first goal of the season!   Ten minutes later Sudbury reinstated their two-goal advantage when Liam Fulianty pulled down Isaac Skubich earning himself a caution, and the visiting player stroked home from the penalty spot.  However, this seemed to spur the home side and after 77 minutes Reif Clarke cut in from the left to score from a narrow angle to make the score 3-2.   Four minutes later it all went wrong as an Assistant Referee signalled a dubious free kick upsetting the home side and substitute Bradley Brown was dismissed for foul language at the decision and he was followed into an early bath by skipper Leon Fulianty who picked up a second caution for dissent (applauding the decision)   In the final eight minutes Adam Hanson hit the post for the visitors and Fred King rounded off the scoring taking full advantage of the depleted home defence.   St Neots:  Brewer, Olive, Wood, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Joseph, O’Hara, Rider, Routs, Cousins                                                                                                                                               Subs used:   Brown, Clarke, Leagas and Rowland.     Goals: Dunnett (56 mins),  Cousins (77 mins)                                                                                  Referee:  Ryan Middleton                                                                                             (John Walker)
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:40
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY OFF (Quarter Final) ST NEOTS TOWN U18        3     PETERBOROUGH SPORTS U18       2 These two sides had lost just one league match between them in the 2018/19 season, so this truly was a meeting of champions.   However, with six divisions of the Cambs Youth League this was only the first step to becoming supreme champions.   The match could hardly have been more dramatic with St Neots coming from 2-1 down with two minutes of normal time remaining to snatch victory with two goals – the second four minutes into added time.   Unbeaten in the league this season Sports had already inflicted on St Neots their only home defeat of the season in the FA Youth Cup way back in September, so this was pay back time.   Both sides looked to take the initiative in an entertaining start to the match.    Andrew Irvine produced the first shot on target after two minutes testing Ash Brewer who saved well.   At the other end Stewart Barrand had to clear off the goal line with his keeper out of position and then Jacob Joseph burst through to force an important save with his legs by Dylan Veni.  The keeper then had to save at the feet of the same St Neots player after twelve minutes but five minutes later the home side took the lead.   An attack was broken up but the clearance went straight to Sammy Routs whose snap shot from almost 30 yards beat the diving goalkeeper.   Dan Olive shot narrowly over the bar and Reif Clarke was brought down but no penalty given as St Neots enjoyed good possession at the end of the first half.   It was then against the run of play three minutes before the break when a cross from the right was knocked down, falling to Andrew Irvine who levelled the scores with a shot wide of the unsighted home goalkeeper. After an early second half free kick by Leon Fulianty had been parried by Veni the visiting side grabbed the initiative with a 53rd minute goal to give them the lead.   A corner by Christopher Seery was not cleared and in the resultant penalty area scuffle Andrew Irvine claimed his second goal of the match.   For a spell St Neots seemed to lose impetus and their visitors regrouped in a more defensive fashion and chances at either end were limited.   Substitute Ethan Atkins forced Brewer into an excellent save at the expense of a corner, and as St Neots rallied Routs brought two important saves from Veni.   In the final fifteen minutes all the play was towards the Sports goal as St Neots searched for an equaliser.   Jacob Joseph was inches wide with a powerful shot and a Routs free kick was gathered under pressure.   Then with two minutes left ace goal poached Joe Rider picked up a through ball to turn his marker and level the scores.   It looked like a penalty shoot out to decide but four minutes into added time Dan Olive streaked in from the right to tuck a low shot under the keeper for that dramatic match winner.   The Semi-Final championship match will be at The Premier Plus Stadium, early in May.   St Neots Town Youth Team:  Brewer, Olive, Leagas, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Joseph, Brown, Rider, Routs, Clarke Subs used:   O’Hara, Wood, and Rowland.                                                                                                 Goals: Routs (17 mins),  Rider (88 mins), Olive (90+4 mins) Referee:  Andrew Wilson                                                                                            (John Walker)  
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 08:52
  St Neots Town FC Academy Trial Dates For Season 2019/20   U9’s  U10’s  U11’s Monday 13th May 6pm - 7.30pm Wednesday 15th May 6pm - 7.30pm   U12’s Monday 20th May 6pm - 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd May 6pm - 7.30pm   U13’s  U14’s  Monday 13th May 8pm - 9.30pm Monday 20th May 6pm - 7.30pm   U15’s   U16’s Wednesday 15th May 8pm - 9.30pm Monday 20th May 8pm - 9.30pm   All Trials held on the GESS 3G Arena at St Neots Town FC. Wear appropriate football kit and bring plenty of Water   Email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further info or simply copy,  paste and populate the google form below:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnS8QdmKEZC14OwKv-EPTJ56fo8Xf5Vy6TQTlriMmBkXYKXg/viewform   Are you interested in joining our coaching team ?   Email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          
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